The free newspaper "20 minutes" will delete its paper edition

A page turns. 20 minutesthe last free newspaper distributed in France, will stop its paper format in September to concentrate on digital, its management announced to AFP on Thursday May 16, confirming information from the media The letter. The latter also announces a social plan which aims to eliminate a third of positions. Founded in 2002, 20 minutes is the last free paper newspaper distributed in France, after the shutdown of Metronews in 2015 then CNews in 2021. It also has a digital edition.

The newspaper has faced financial difficulties in recent years, despite several reorganizations. Its paper format, which has a circulation of 440,000 copies according to the ACPM (Alliance for Press and Media Figures), has reduced its presence in the provinces in recent years. It is now only distributed in eight cities: Paris, Lille, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Montpellier. It appears three days a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and is distributed in train or metro stations.

According to management, the end of the paper format is part of a reorganization project which aims to concentrate on digital, in the face of the decline of the paper press. This project includes the transfer of the digital advertising agency of 20 minutes around 366, management of the entire regional daily press. This transfer includes certain job cuts planned by the project.

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